Molinari's

4.6
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373 Reviews
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$30 and under
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Italian
Authentic Italian cuisine utilizing the Lehigh Valley landscape to help you #SaveTheAirfare by enjoying fresh, flavorful, and simple Italian food as you would on a piazza in Tuscany or a little cafe in Venice, but right here in the SouthSide of Bethlehem. House-made gelato, pasta, Neapolitan pizza, and bread, among many other things. We strive to also support and partner with other Bethlehem businesses like Bonn Place Brewing, Lit Roastery & Bakeshop, and Seasons Olive Oil and Vinegar Taproom. We have curated an all-Italian wine list as well as creative cocktails with house-made syrups and purees. We hope to see you soon!
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KellyP
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on March 13, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Excellent food and service. We really enjoyed our experience.

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SonjaW
1 review
Dined on March 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great Italian restaurant with different menu. Great presentation, convenient parking (right next door). Food was yummy and not your usual Italian fare.

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Ck88
Philadelphia
6 reviews
Dined on February 29, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I have never had a bad experience at Molinari's. The service, food, and drinks are exceptional. Molinari's is hands down one of the best restaurants in the Lehigh Valley.

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Lucia1
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

To all Foodies: As an Italian American who prepares many authentic Italian dishes myself I highly recommend Molinari's. I commend chef Bruno for his excellent cuisine. I will surely return to enjoy as many entrees as possible. Mangia! Lucia Ann

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JackN
1 review
Dined on February 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Molinari’s never disappoints! The food is great. I prefer the booth if you want to carry on a conversation.

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HCBVt
1 review
Dined on February 24, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good restaurant with knowledgeable wait staff who take pride in their work and in the place and its offerings. We would go back if we're in the area again. That's the highest recommendation we can give.

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vipmyslinskipa
New York Area
10 reviews
Dined on February 22, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Great cocktails, nice variety on the menu and the pizza is always a great option.

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JoeB
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 21, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was absolutely amazing!!! Drinks were perfect!! Wait staff exactly what you want.... Fast, friendly and very attentive!! Highly recommended!!

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OpenTable Diner
New York Area
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Show at winds

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Chose Molinari’s before a show as a total guess. We were pleasantly surprised and very happy with the food, service, etc. Would definitely recommend it to friends heading to Bethlehem.

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OpenTable Diner
New England
2 reviews
Dined on February 15, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The food was excellent, and Edwin our server was excellent.

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RebeccaF
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food5service2ambience5

Food was AMAZING! The arugula salad was the best salad I’ve ever had. However, the service was super slow I honestly couldn’t believe it. We were seated and were waiting for 10 mins for menus or anyone to greet us. Then another 10 mins for water, then another 10 mins for our waitress! It was ridiculous to be honest. Also wish their oil and bread had some spices for it. But seriously, the food was amazing definitely worth checking out!

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vipmjbasil
New York Area
19 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Service at Molinari's is always excellent...service beyond expectations! Robert is an amazing host and server. He was so accommodating with our large party, our allergy management needs, and truly made our experience exceptional. I always look forward to dining at Molinaris...it's consistently the full package with amazing food and service in a lovely setting.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience3

The best service I’ve ever had. Very knowledgeable waiter with helpful suggestions. Great food and an overall wonderful experience. We will definitely be returning.

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MDavidSnyder
Philadelphia
4 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

As always the food and service was stellar. We like to eat here exclusively for special occasions. Can't recommend this joint enough.

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Donnie
Philadelphia
5 reviews
Dined on February 14, 2020
Overall4food4service5ambience5

Valentines Day. Never there before. I was delightfully surprised. Good food, great drinks, excellent service. My wife and I enjoyed our dinners immensely. Rebecca, our server, was wonderfully, answered lots of questions and when asked, made great recommendations. We will be back.

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OpenTable Diner
1 review
Dined on February 10, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

The service was perfect (Thank You, Rebecca!). The food was delicious and well executed. The wine selection was carefully curated and had some really interesting bottles! The rest of the restaurants in Bethlehem really need to up their sh** together. This place wins.

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Nbw16
1 review
Dined on February 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Staff is wonderful and easy to talk to as always!! Love the new food on the menu, and the drinks are amazing

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NatashaL
Philadelphia
8 reviews
Dined on February 7, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Our server was very knowledgeable and patient with us! It was our first time here and she thoroughly explained the menu. The bartender makes amazing drinks! All the food was absolutely delicious. We will definitely be back!

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vipRheaR
New York Area
20 reviews
Dined on January 30, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience4

Wonderful restaurant! Can't say enough great things. Been here many, many times. Always consistently excellent. All of the pizzas are amazing and we usually share one for an appetizer. The pastas are delicious with lots of fresh exotic mushrooms and the staff is always friendly. And the mixologist makes the best drinks imaginable. A neighborhood gem. Thanks so much Molinari's. Always a pleasure!!!

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 28, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Food was outstanding and the service was wonderful. Will definitely return!

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vipJohnG
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on January 25, 2020
Overall3food4service4ambience4

Food was very good, but the portions are tiny. I left hungry and lite in the pocket.

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DavidB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on January 8, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always excellent

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GreiceL
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on January 4, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Came on a Saturday night for a nice dinner with my husband. We lived their homemade fresh bread, arugula salad, homemade pizza and homemade vegan pasta. Service was amazing as well! Highly recommend this place.

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vipNickR
New York Area
7 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall2food2service2ambience3

I’ve been to Molinari’s many times over the years. Tonight was not their best. I understand its after the holidays and this week is typically slow for restaurants. My drink, Long Island had to be looked up

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vipLRazze
Philadelphia
40 reviews
Dined on January 2, 2020
Overall5food5service5ambience5

I wanted to treat someone special to a special meal. We had the best time eating and drinking all kinds of wonderful and creative dishes. It was a quiet night for them, but I’ve been here many times when it’s a party with excellent service always. It’s not cheap but worth every penny. Thank you for a fun and yummy night!

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vipJohnD
Philadelphia
13 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall3food3service2ambience2

Our server was excellent, but we waited long periods of time for drinks, on multiple occasions. Menu is limited. I had a duck special with fettuccine, it was good. But I was not wowed. My girlfriend felt the same way, good but not great.

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cazziez
Philadelphia
7 reviews
Dined on December 31, 2019
Overall4food5service3ambience4

New Years Eve. Lively, happy crowd. Food came out before our cocktails is the only complaint

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OpenTable Diner
Greensboro
3 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall4food4service4ambience4

Food was excellent. Would for sure eat here again

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vipJoseph
New York Area
28 reviews
Dined on December 28, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Always good. Pasta was well prepared and portion appropriate. Excellent wine list. Attentive service. One of my favorite restaurants.

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vipLarryd
New York Area
21 reviews
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good. Food was excellent Great service

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JohnB
Philadelphia
1 review
Dined on December 27, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

If you want one of the top 5 restaurants in the Lehigh Valley, Molinaris fits the bill. Start with the herbed almonds and a wonderful selection of olives. Interesting Italian wines by the glass or try a Prosecco cocktail.
The arugula salad is the best salad I have ever experienced. Perfectly combined with toasted hazelnuts and lightly dressed.
We normally go for their pasta dishes. Superb and distinctly interesting from the norm. But this time, I tried the new meatballs in a light tomato broth. Heavenly!
Molinari’s keeps us coming back!

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vipmisterv
New York Area
77 reviews
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

They cancelled my open table reservation because I had dinner at the bar

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chrisv
1 review
Dined on December 26, 2019
Overall4food4service3ambience4

The food was very good for the most part. The ratio of the sun-dried tomatoe ravioli was a little off needed more ricotta and less tomato. Waiter was nice but a bit in the weeds, second bottle of wine took way too long to arrive. Will definitly give it another go.

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BradU
Philadelphia
2 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

Very good experience. Would recommend to anytime. Try the pizza!

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viprachaelstephen
Philadelphia
36 reviews
Dined on December 14, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

We are regulars at Molinaris so we of course appreciate their high quality food. Saturday night we ate probably the best meal there ever, all comprised of specials that night. The mushroom soup was extraordinarily delicious, we appreciated that the very tasty arancini were vegetarian, and the stuffed pasta special was of the highest quality and scrumptious. We commend Molinaris for a remarkable offering of vegetarian specials Saturday and for a meal that truly lived up to Molinari's slogan of "Save the Airfare". (I am vegetarian, my husband is not, but he loved all the vegetarian food we ordered.) This was Italy at its finest! Thank you for such an exquisite dinner ...and for saving us the airfare!

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vip2kineau2
New York Area
50 reviews
Dined on December 13, 2019
Overall5food5service5ambience5

It’s our favorite place to go in B’town! Robert is amazing. Jessie and Edwin make every dining experience fun. The chef is brilliant.

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CHRISTIANF
Philadelphia
3 reviews
Dined on December 6, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience4

Decent food great location. Our server was super nice. I think the food is priced a little too high for pasta dishes.

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OpenTable Diner
Philadelphia
22 reviews
Dined on November 30, 2019
Overall5food4service5ambience5

An impromptu dinner with my son and girlfriend. Everyone enjoyed their selection. Kendall our waiter was great. Amazing how he can remember everything without writing it down. Enjoyed our evening and will return again.

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KatieD
San Francisco
1 review
Dined on November 29, 2019
Overall3food3service5ambience3

Appetizers were wonderful, service was very good!! It was quite cold sitting by the large windows and the group’s consensus on the pasta dishes was fair. I will stick to pizzas and shared plates for my next visit.

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Molinari's offers takeout which you can order by calling the restaurant at (610) 625-9222.

Molinari's is rated 4.6 stars by 373 OpenTable diners.

Yes, you can generally book this restaurant by choosing the date, time and party size on OpenTable. Due to local restrictions, this restaurant may not be accepting reservations at the moment.

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